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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 7, 1949, Winona, Minnesota VOLUME 48, NO. 299 WINONA, MINNESOTA, MONDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 7, 1949 FIVE CENTS PER COPY SIXTEEN PAGES U. Won't Ask Norway for Bases A Hnge Downtown Crowd laughs at the second-place winner in the first float division of Saturday's Winter Carnival parade. Smoke pours from the trapper's cabin (circa as the Sontag of Fountain on his pipe nonchalantly on this Fountain City Brewing Company entry. Republican-Herald photos Little Goldielocks ran here again Saturday on the float entered by Haddad's. Three little bears chased her through the woods. Aboard, to watch the chase, are Mrs. Robert Fiedler; her daughter, Nancy, and her niece, Roxanna Kochta. It was one of more than 20 floats en- tered in the parade. (Additional pictures on pages 3, 5, 9.) 17-Block Parade 'Best Ever' Red Men Marching Unit Takes First Prize in Class The Alsops Can Tito Make Peace With Russ4? By Joseph Alsop Belgrade Abandonment of th Kremlin's Imperialist program is no a feature of the Soviet "peace of judging by the situation here in Belgrade. In fact whll Generalissimo Stalin Is all swee reasonablenss toward President Tru man, he and his lieutenants an grimly intensifying their efforts ti reconquer this rebellious and hereti cal former pro- vince of the Rus- sian empire. The new eco- nomic union of the Soviet sphere just formed at Moscow will unquestion- ably be used to increase pressure on Yugoslavia, and if a politica and strategic union of Russia and her satellites results from (Soviet Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei Y Vishinsky's "health cure" at Kar- lovy Vary It will also be used In the same fashion. In fact, the Kar- lovy Vary meeting has almost cer- tainly superseded a great rally of cominfonn powers a rally witf no purpose except to plan Marshal Tito's destruction which was originally scheduled in Bucharest In January. The first question that therefore arises Is whether Tito and his band of heretics can withstand the pres- sure that Is being and will be (Continued on Page 6, Column 2.) ALSOPS Explosion Damages New Ulm Home New TJlm, two- story home of Mr. and Mrs. John A. L. Groebner was damaged heavily Saturday night in the explosion of a plumber's furnace. The furnace was being used In the basement to thaw out frozen water pipes. The house was moved off the foundation, one wall was pushed out, flooring on the first floor was torn up and all windows were blown out. The Groebner's, who were in the kitchen, escaped Injury. Insurance company appraisers estimated the damage at several thousand dollars. Prominent Aitkin Businessman Dead Aitkln, Minn. Percy Mc- Oown, 60, prominent Altkln busi- nessman, died today at his farm home. He had lived here 30 years. Survivors include his wife, a son and a daughter. By Adolph Bremer A 17-block parade of floats and queens and many things thrilled an estimated persons on the downtown streets of Winona here Saturday afternoon the climax of tha city's own Winter Carnival. It was 30 minutes long but jammed into that brief half hour were 47 "units." 50 vehicles, 637 persons, two dogs, little children chasing balloons and older boys crowding around the queens. Many of the spectators were ready to call It Winona's best parade, and 11-Year-Old Dead In Littlefork Fire UttJefork, Minn. (ff> Fire which swept through the Dave Wilkinson home Friday resulted in fatal burns to his 11 year old daughter, Myrna, it was reported today. The girl died Saturday in a Little- fork hospital from inhalation of hot gases, her doctor said. Parade Marshal John W. Duganj Another Wilkinson child, Lau- was willing to call the crowd "the biggest Third street has seen in a long time." The temperature about 20 above was not perfect, but it wasn't too cold. Today people were still talking about the pioneer trapper's float (Fountain City Brewing Company) and the Redmen's and Degree of Pocahontas' marching unit. Here's what the Judges Robert Day and the Misses Stella Haider- son and Ella Beyerstedt thought: Float Division First Mississippi Valley Public Service Company. 'Second Fountain City Brew- tog Company. Third Neville's. Honorable mention Peter Bub Brewery, Inc., and Neville-Lien post, which had the only mechanically animated float. Decorated Scooters First C. Paul Venables, Inc., (the only Comic Division First Hot Fish Shop. Second Black-faced clowns with striped suits. (Lambert Kowalewski and Edward Kolas.) Third Clown and "wife." Kryzer and Ray Out-of-Town Comic Division First Hilex Company. Marching Units First Redmen aind Degree oi Pocahontas. Second Teachers college band. Third Legion Drum and Bugle corps. Queens Outshine Dignitaries rence, ten, still was hospitalized with second degree bums on the hands. Meanwhile, Dan Mohn, printer on the Littlefork Times, said he had given the Wilkinsons use of a four- room furnished home for two months. More than has been collected for the family. a Court of Honor Ceremony Set For Wednesday This is Boy Scout anniversary week and for the next six days a New Storms Hamper West Relief Work Pacific Coast Snow, Wyoming Winds Among Offenders By The Associated Press Slashing storms had opened up a new front today against the armies of rescuers in the western blizzard areas while hammering again at some sections of the high plains. High winds In Wyoming piled deep snow drifts back onto high- ways and rail lines, bringing traf- fic to another halt. A Burlington lines bus with 36 passengers was stalled 42 miles west of Casper, Wyo., and a convoy of 14 truck loads of hay for snowbound ranches was'marooned south of the city. The newest storm swept In. from the Pacific ocean yesterday and dumped deep snow on sections of Washington, Oregon and Northern California. The rest of the nation generally had fair weather today except a band of rain from the low- er lakes southward through the up- per Ohio Valley and over most of the southeast. Governor .Val Peterson of Nebras- ka yesterday declared four more of the state's counties to be within the emergency area of last month's blizzard and asked the Fifth Army to include them in their program of rescue operations. The additional counties brought to 44 the number completely in the state's emer- gency area along with parts of five others. In extending the emergency, Gov- series of special events are planned ernor Peterson said the residents In honor of the 39th birthday the counties had believed they scouting. could dig out without help but have K. A. McQueen, chairman of the job too great. (Ted catnPmS and activities strong winds in Wyoming 1 is in charge of the local observance. I whicn ripped down power lines and Yesterday most of the churches unroofed some buildings nullified The queens were the thing, how- ever, outshining even such digni- taries as the 3D Minnesota legisla- ors. There -were hundreds of Snow queen, the Cen- ennial queen, the Steamboat Days queen, other Centennial queens, vis- ting queens, the St. Paul Snow [ueen, the Brainerd queen, the Lit- le Falls and Aitkin queens, last year's Snow queen and even In- who came right out of "Minnesota's great past for this Cen- ennial year Winter Carnival. One queen was missing from the Continued on Page 7, Column 4.) PARADE Senera! Marshall :lies to Washington San Juan, Puerto Rica iff) For- in the city had in their audiences boys in uniform. Cub Packs and Boy Scout troops are holding open house tonight to which anyone interested in scout- Ing is invited. The Winona Ath- letic club has made prizes avail- able for the best Cub Scout and Boy Scout window displays. These displays will be judged by a com- mittee of Athletic club members and prizes will be awarded at the Court of Honor Wednesday night at Winona State Teachers college. A special program Is being ar- ranged for the Court of Honor. The senior Scout units In the city are preparing a program to demonstrate various skills which Scouts learn there will be a program of music by the Teachers College swing band under the direction of Fred Heyer and Scouts who have advanced wil be recognized. The week's activities will be brought to a close with a polar camp at Whitewater. State park Saturday and Sunday. This camp will be for members of the Senior Scouts plus other Scouts who are 15 years old. R, S. Clayton, Sugar Loaf district chairman, has announced that the mer U. S. Secretary of State George (district committee in cooperation yesterday when fire heavily damaged Marshall left for Washington this with all the Cub Scout, Boy Scout, morning aboard President Truman's rivate plane. He has been vacation- ing here, recuperating from an oper- tlon. Marshall told newsmen he was oing to Walter Reed hospital for a final check-up. He added that he probably will see the President to- and Senior Scout units is launching plans to put forth every effort to make the new national program called "Strengthen the Arm of Lib- erty" a vital factor in the life of each member during the two years this crusade for liberty will be stressed. Objectives have been set him. morrow. Mrs. Marshall accompanied up in leadership, program and mem- bership areas. virtually all that the Army had ac- complished In a week of snow-re- moving work. Some Montana high- ways also were clogged again. Three deaths, one each in Mis- souri, Idaho and Oregon were at- tributed to the weather. Kenneth Bright, 23, of Twin Falls, Ida., died of exertion and exposure after he and two companions hiked several miles to a farm house from their auto, stalled in a snow drift. A Wyoming motorist died of carbon monoxide fumes while attaching! chains to his tires at Wyo., and an Oregon motorist alsoj died of monoxide fumes after his' car stalled in snow near Crater lake. At Albuquerque, N. M, C. J. Faw- cett of Boston, general manager of the National Wool Marketing asso- ciation, said the storms in that area had cut pounds off the nation's estimated 1949 wool clip. Fire Damages Home At International Falls International Falls, Minn. Ivan Johnson, about 20, suffered the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Arvid Johnson. The younger Johnson was treated in a Littlefork hospital. A new automobile engine placed near the house was lost in the 5re which Deputy Sheriff Phil Sul- ivan said was caused when a gaso- ine lantern exploded. The house was located ten miles west of here on highway 71. Food Package From Plane Kills Woman Window Bock, Ariz. An Indian woman was reported killed yesterday by a food pack- age dropped from an airlift plane. Superintendent James M. Ste- wart of the Navajo reservation said the accident occurred when a package, tossed from a plane carrying supplies to snowbound Indians, fell directly into the door yard, of the Navajo's hogan and hit the woman. Normally packages fall about 300 yards distant. It was the first such casualty in the. Arizona, grublift which has carried thousands of pounds of supplies to snowbound In- dians. Stewart said the woman was the wife of Teddy (Slim Man) Nez, who had reported his 500 sheep were starving. Stewart is directing relief operations from Tuba. City, Ariz. He relayed word of the, accident to reserva- tion headquarters here. Five Killed In Car-Train Crash In Iowa Onawa, Iowa Five persons were killed last night in the colli- sion of a car and a Chicago-bound North Western passenger train here Monona County Coroner A. S Anderson identified the dead as: Clarence Dahl, about 25, a farmer living near Whiting, eight miles north of here. Mrs. Kathleen Dahl, 23, his wife Their two children, Dickie, four and Dennis, two. Phyllis Dahl, 18, a sister of Dahl Station Agent C. P. Preyer said he accident occurred at a cross- Ing four blocks north of the Onawa station. The train, he said, was raveling slowly as it prepared to stop at the Onawa station. details as to how the acci- dent happened were available, Preyer aid. There were no witnesses. The car In which the five people were riding was demolished. Rodriguez Files Suit for Wages Gaylord, Minn. Francisco Rodriguez, American-born Mexican, today brought suit for against farmer George Stark of Gib- bon, who -is under prison sentence for holding Rodriguez in slavery. The suit, filed in district court, asks back wages and damages. Rod- second degree bums on the hands riguez' counsel said they would at- tempt to establish claims for for each of the seven years Rod- riguez worked on the Stark farm. Punitive damages are included in the total amount sought. A federal court jury sitting in Mankato last week convicted Stark of slavery. The court sentenced him to three and one-half years in a federal penal institution and fined him Stark presently is at liberty on bond. Sharp Cut in 65 Agencies Proposed Commission Under Hoover Makes Recommendations By Sterling F. Green Washington The Hoover commission called today for a vast government reshuffling which would squeeze 65 agencies into a tight group one-third that size, all un- der firm control of the president Reporting to Congress on its 16- month search for ways to streamline the government, the group headed by former President Herbert Hoover urged giving the President broad new powers over his official family it said are needed in the present "critical state of world af- fairs." It said that under the present set-up, "authority Is diffused, lines of authority are confused, stafl services are insufficient." To remedy that, the commission proposed a government pyramid based on the federal em- ployes and building up to a score of top-level agencies directly under the of the 65 which now report to him "if they report to anyone." At the head of this chain of com- mand, the President would be forti- fied with new staff officials, a pow- erful "managerial arm" in an ex- sanded budget office, much wider jowers to reorganize government offices, and authority to name many officials proval. without the senate's ap- Omitted from the list of offices ;abbed for streamlining were nine agencies, including toee the Interstate Commerce commission, Federal Reserve board and Securities and Exchange com- many congressmen iave proposed putang out of the President's reorganization reach. First Chapter The report was the first chapter of a massive blueprint for federal reform which Hoover has said could save the taxpayers "billions" ;o be handed Congress In 15 in- itallments before March 31. Today's chapter is only a "gen- the biggest reorganizing job to his- ory. It promised that later reports a fill in that ramework with the details of pro- posed mergers and abolitions and ;he patching of "weakened or act- ually broken" lines of authority. The 12-member commission Is half Democratic, half Republican. t was created by law as the "com- mission on organization of the ex- ecutive branch of government" and ts proposals are expected to carry unusual weight in Congress. Continued on Page 9, Column 5.) HOOVEK President Considers Key West Vacation Tru man Is considering a flight to Key West in early March for a vacation While there has been no White House announcement, persons close to the President say he wants tc get away for a rest. They add that it will not be possible for him to leave for the naval submarine sta- tion at Key West until some time in early March. G.O.P. Claims Southern Aid On Labor Law By Mar Hall Washington Republican senators predicted today that abou 14 southern Democrats will join at least 38 Republicans in voting to preserve most provisions of the Taft- Hartley labor law. If true, that would give the Taft- Hartley defenders a majority of Senate votes in the furious congres- sional fight which is now in its early but already violent stages. Senator Lucas of Illinois, the Democratic leader of the Senate promptly told a reporter the Re- publican claim of support is only propaganda" and "specu- lation." Lucas declined to make a claim of his own. Meantime the labor committee, frazzled behind schedule struggled into the last four days and nights of its highly emotional hearings on the Truman admin- istration's labor bill. The committee's nresent deadline Is Thursday night The administration's labor would knock out most of Taft- era! the report said, of Hartley the closed shop ban, 80- 5us Crash Injures Jarnesville Woman Boseburp, Ore. Two women assengers were injured last night when a southbound Greyhound bus verturned on Highway 99. Highway patrolmen Identified the injured as Dorothy Hyatt, 44, Red- ding, Calif., a broken collar bone, nd Mrs. Florence Williams, 65, iarnesville, Minn., a possible frac- ured pelvis. They were taken to the Sacred Heart at Eugene, Ore. The highway patrol said the bus ras passing a truck, hit a soft shoulder on the road and turned ver. day court injunctions in serious strikes, noncommunist oaths, and scores of other provisions and substitute a law'closer to the Wag- ner act of 1935, which unions call "labor's magna charta." After the big debate and voting In the Senate .a briefer debate, will be held in the House of Representa- tives. Truman to Greet Mankato Boy Scout Washington Alan Fl'itts, 17, of Mankato, Minn., is one of 12 outstanding Boy Scouts who will be greeted by President Truman Thurs- day as part of the observance of the 39th anniversary of scouting. The 12 scouts will represent the nation's scouts and leaders. Navy Prepares 'Operation Iceberg' Kodlak, Alaska A Navy task force prepared today to send its planes against Kodiak island in the opening phases of "Operation Icicle." Some 40 ships and men will attempt to retake the island from a hypothetical foe in the Washington Navy's cold weather exercise. Norse Envoy In Washington For Parley Russia Offering Pact to Sweden, Denmark. By John Scall Washington Norway's for- eign minister turned to the State department today for the U. S. side of the issue: Should he back the Russian or the American plan for guarding his country against ag- gression? Secretary of State Acheson was expected to urge him, in effect, to line up with the United States, Canada and western Europe In a firm North Atlantic alliance. Norwegian diplomat, Halvard M. Lange, arrived here yesterday amid mounting concern in his coun- try over a sudden offer by Russia to conclude a nonaggression pact with the Norwegian government. 0. S. officials doubted in ad- vance that Acheson would offer any specific advice on the course Norway should adopt toward thii Russian move. They saw the secre- tary's job as making It clear, by presenting facts, that Norway could best protect its interests by re- jecting Russia's offer.- Won't Require Acheson and the American gov- ernment were reported ready to as-' sure Lange that no bases will be required on Norwegian soil if Nor- way decides to join the North At- lantic defense arrangement. Russia's apparent unwilUngnesi to accept Norway's assurance that it does not contemplate offering such bases 'has stirred anxiety In Norwe- gian government circles. The Soviet government has de- nounced the formation, of the North Atlantic alliance and repeatedly claimed it in effect represents an aggressive move not In keeping with the United Nations. Foreign diplomatic officials mean- while disclosed that the ambassador! of Sweden and Denmark also are tentatively scheduled to call at the State department to explain their views on how, best to defend Scandi- navia against any attack. Other The Swedish and Danish returned from their home capitals only a few days ago after attending an unsuccessful conference that tried to set up a separate defense pact In northern Europe, made up of Norway, Sweden and Denmark. In other weekend developments: 1. Senators reported White Houst assurances that the Atlantic de- fense pact will be submitted to the Senate as a treaty, possibly within the next two months. There had >een some discussion in the House to have the proposed agreement submitted as an International agree- ment, which would require House and Senate majority approval. Treaties require Senate approval only, but by two thirds vote. 2. Senator Fulbright (D.-Ark.) urged that Congress go on record (Continued on Page 5, Column I.) NORWAY Coasting Accident Injuries Fatal New TJlm, Minn. Dennis Beranek, 10, died in a New TJlm Senate hospital today of head injuries suf- fered in a coasting accident. Dennis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Beranek who lives two miles northwest of Ulm, coasted down a hill yes- terday, and into the rear wheel of an automobile passing on the high- bill way. No inquest will be held. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECASTS and vicinity: Increasing cloudiness with light snow tonight. Diminishing to snow flurries Tues- day forenoon. Colder late Tuesday. Low tonight 5 in. the city, zero in rural areas; high Tuesday 25. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 lours ending at 12 m. Sunday: Maximum, 24; minimum, 1; noon, 24, precipitation, trace. Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 Mavlmiim, 25; minimum 3; nOOU, 1: precipitation, none; sun sets tonight ,at sun rises tomorrow at TEMPERATURES ELSEWHERE Max. Min. Free. Chicago ............34 Denver .............37 Des Molnes Duluth .............20 nt. Falls ..........23 Kansas City ........32 Los Angeles .......'.56, iliami ..............84 ipls.-St. Paul ......25 Few Orleans .......64 "Jew York. ..........39 eattle.............40 'hoenix ............61 46 7 16 4 __2 25 46 72 2 54 32 34 35 38 .11 .03. .ii .01 .05 .35 ;